Laptop Monitor & Colour Calibration

Importance Of Laptop Monitor & Colour Calibration

Images can often look different once printed than they do on screen. Photos seem to be lighter or darker than you remember and even the colours may seem off compared to the digital image.

You might be wondering if there has been some sort of mistake during printing, or if you’re eyes are just deceiving you. It’s something that crops up in digital photography if you haven't standardised and calibrated your colour workflow.

What you might not have thought of though is your monitor. If it isn't calibrated properly, your images will look noticeably different on screen than in print. When you’re trying to create wonderful photographs for people to admire, you can’t afford to have errors in your editing.  Adjusting colour and brightness levels with editing software without a calibrated workflow is a blind adjustment.  It may look ok on your screen but how do you know how it looks on someone else's or on a print?

Colour Workflow

  1. Make sure the camera colour profile is set to Adobe RGB
  2. Always use custom white balance on the camera so the colours are recorded accurately when you take the shot
  3. Get your monitor/screen calibrated with a device or contact me to do it for you
  4. Use the printer's colour profiles for the paper you are using or create a custom profile with a printer calibration too.  Or use an on-line print lab to do a professional job.

If you don’t’ think your monitor has been calibrated properly, I can correct this issue with my laptop or monitor colour calibration service. I can create a colour profile for your screen, allowing you to see exactly what the image colour truly is.